In a community
where conformity flourishes, seeds of Rhoda’s odd behavior were planted long
ago. Can she cultivate her relationships with the same care and tenderness that
she gives her beloved garden?
Old Order Amish Rhoda Byler’s unusual gift and her
remarkable abilities to grow herbs and berries have caused many to think her
odd. As rumors mount that Rhoda’s “gift” is a detriment to the community, she
chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving
Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep
his family’s apple orchard profitable. As the eldest son, Samuel farms with his
brothers, the irrepressible Jacob and brash Eli, while his longtime girlfriend
Catherine remains hopeful that Samuel will marry her when he feels financially
Meanwhile, Samuel’s younger sister Leah is testing all the
boundaries during her rumschpringe, and finds herself far from home in
Rhoda’s garden after a night of partying gone badly. But Leah’s poor choices
serve as a bridge between Rhoda and the King family when a tragic mistake in
the orchard leaves Samuel searching for solutions.
Rhoda’s expertise in canning could be the answer, but she
struggles with guilt over the tragic death of her sister and doesn’t trust
herself outside her garden walls. As the lines between business, love, and
family begin to blur, can Rhoda finally open up to a new life? And what effect
will this odd, amazing woman have on the entire King family?